OUR team

Core Staff, Contractors & Volunteers

Meet Our Team

Since our founding in 1997, Matter of Trust has always been surrounded by an amazing circle of eco-heroes we feel lucky to call our staff, contractors, and volunteers. We are grateful to everyone that has been part of our organization and are looking forward to continuing to grow, learn, and fight for the sustainable future we all envision.

Our staff in weekly Zoom meetings! Still as connected as ever, 2023.

Our past staff in a meeting in our Eco-Industrial Hub.  October, 2018.

Lisa Gautier – President & Founder

Anne Gaubert Le Boterff – Dir Finance / HR

Sherry Garcia – Dir Administration

S. Guille Rayala – Dir Eco-Academy

Evelyn Erickson – Dir Philanthropic Partnerships

Philip Lam – Dir Technology & The Hum Sum

Mattia Carenini – Dir Global Hubs

Daniel Tulberg – Eco-Industrial Hub Manager

Jeff Rogers – Eco-Home Building Manager

Kevin Randall – Hum Sum Mod / FIGMA

Mariah Dixon – Web Design Lead

Charlotte Gautier – Design Media Lead & The WALOP Program Mgr

Vivianne Gautier – Intern Social Media

Sajeev Paul – Hum Sum  Lead Aptlylabs

Anupa Menachery – Hum Sum Project Manager Aptlylabs

Haris Vadakkayil – Hum Sum Web Dev Aptlylabs

Sreekutty Raghu – Hum Sum Web Dev Aptlylabs

Rahul Kumar – Hum Sum Web Dev Aptlylabs

Mohammed Hashiq – Hum Sum Web Dev Support Aptlylabs

Sinadin Zidan – Hum Sum Web Dev Support Aptlylabs

Nancy Shaji – Hum Sum Web Dev Aptlylabs

Divya K. Menon – Hum Sum Web Dev Support Aptlylabs

Thomas Varghese – Hum Sum Web Dev Support Aptlylabs

Joyce Joseph  – Research Manager / MofTies Awards

Jeremy Herman – Writer / Research Lead The WALOP

Karen Gomez – Research Lead Exhibit Write Ups

Jaedyn Nguyen – Hair Matters Lead Felter / Open House Facilitator

Nathanial Platt – Intern

Lucy McCourt – Intern

Macy Potter – Intern

Sarah Bryan – Intern

Dandan Mai – Intern

Veronica Masterson – Eco-Home Open House Facilitator

Kim Rice – Head Gardener Eco-Home

Olivia Buege – Volunteer – Garden

Vivian Deng – Volunteer – Garden

Michael Hammer – Volunteer – Garden

Sara Doyle – Volunteer – Garden

Christa DeFries – Chickens – Bees

Young Hsu – Chickens – Bees

Lisa Pomo – Pitch Hair Salon – On Site Eco-Hub

June Michaels – Sonoma Food Runners Fiscal Sponsorship

Steve Pulliam – Heart of the City Food Security Fiscal Sponsorship

Dr. Whendee Silver – UC Berkeley Research Partner

Dr. Megan Murray – U of Technology Sydney Aus Research Partner

Our President, Lisa Gautier, with Phil McCrory, hair mat inventor and one of the initial Eco-Heroes!

Our Core Staff, Contractors, and Volunteers

How can I help?

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As a non-profit organization, it is so important that we have the support of volunteers. Without you, we wouldn’t be what we are today. Please answer these few questions so we can get a better idea on how we can best organize your precious time.


Apprenticeships are designed to develop a particular skill set that makes an individual excel in craftsmanship and green collar employment. Matter of Trust is affiliated with a wide range of schools and specialized environmental businesses.

Sponsor us

When we see that our programs can create sustainable green businesses and green-collar jobs, we accept corporate sponsorships from our collaborators to get things rolling. Please check our sponsorship opportunities and contact us.


We believe strongly that, “When you give, you get back tenfold.” There are many ways to give like donating hair, fur, and fiber or donating stuff that you don't need. Learn more about all the giving options available: money, stuff & others.